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We should not medicate the boys so they fit the school; we should change the school to fit the boy. (Leonard Sax, M.D. Ph.D)

The teenage years require a delicate balance between the young person's need to gain independence, and the parent's need to retain authority.

It is what we say and do when we're angry that creates the very model our children will follow when dealing with their own frustrations.

The best inheritance  parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. (Peggy O'Mara)

A tantruming toddler is a little ball of writhing muscle and incredible strength. It's like trying to carry a greased pig past a slop bucket.

Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

Simple rules adhered to when children are young can prevent more serious problems later.

The mistake that Sharon and I both made is we never set any boundaries.  (Ozzy Osbourne)

Don't wait for him to turn 10 before you reveal that you are not in fact the hired help whose job it is to clean up after him.

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The Top Tantrum Triggers

    The Top Tantrum Triggers shopping trains, planes and automobiles places of worship waiting rooms restaurants bedtime transitions being late the “NO” word

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What are the Different Brand Names of the Medications

ADHD medications come in two different types : stimulant and non stimulant. There are 2 types of active drugs used in STIMULANT medications: 1. Methylphenidate: – Ritalin – Biphenton – Concerta – Metadate CD – Daytrana  (skin patch) – Focalin 2. Amphetamine – Dexedrine – Adderall – Vyvance Trials with these medications have proven to have positive effects in approximately 80% of individuals with ADHD. There are 2 types of drugs used in  NON STIMULATE […]

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Research on Teens Attitudes

    Reginald Bibby (a  noted Canadian sociologist from the University of Lethbridge) has been traccking the thoughts and beliefs of Canadian teenagers for nearly 30 years. His findings are encouraging as the majority of teens: are not causing undue problems at home have compassion are not in extreme turmoil are honest and polite are not deeply disturbed are forgiving are not totally at the mercy of their impulses are respectful are not overly rebellious […]

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“Doc, I want you to evaluate my 13 year old son”

    Parent: “Doc, I want you to evaluate my 13 year old son.” Doc: “OK, he’s suffering from a transient psychosis with an intermettent rage disorder, punctuated by episodic radical mood swings, but his prognosis is good for a full recovery.” Parent: “What does all that mean?” Doc: “He’s 13.” Parent: “How can you tell all that without even meeting him?” Doc: “He’s 13.”

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A Caution about Concerta

  There is a generic form of Concerta available that is proving to be not as effective or safe as the brand named product. The long acting release mechanism is different making it shorter acting and the generic form can be crushed into a powder and snorted like cocaine whereas the brand named form cannot be crushed. Some pharmacies and insurance companies have switched from the brand name med to the generic form without informing […]

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Workshops

+ Behaviour Management (now available online)

This full day or 2 evening workshop will introduce you […]

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+ Lick Your Kids

  “Lick Your Kids” (figuratively not literally) (2 hours) First […]

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+ A Parent’s Guide to the Teenage Brain

  A teenager’s brain is not just an adult brain […]

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+ Reading Rescue

A program for children with reading problems

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+ Taming a Toddler

Many parents wonder what hit them when their sweet little baby turns into an unreasonable toddler – ideas for dealing with mealtime, bedtime, temper tanturms, toilet training, noncompliance, etc.

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